Environment and Governance Innovation 4.0 towards Sustainability

Engineering Institute, UNAM, Mexico City

October 28 - 30, 2019









Conference Themes

The congress call to representatives from academia, different industries, businesses and governments to debate, discuss, and disseminate the current advances in the specific topics of general theme of the congress: Environment and Governance: Innovation 4.0 towards sustainability.

The congress tackles environmental areas of research with rich traditions such as water, waste, and air quality, and integrates them with cutting-edge issues, as well as national/international concerns such as: life cycle analysis, energy, sustainability and climate change. This integration allows for innovative and outstanding exploration in all sectors involved.

Thematic line Sub-theme

1.1 Potabilization
1.2 Wastewater treatment
1.3 Water resources management
1.4 Sustainable access to water
1.5 Cities and water
1.6 Industry 4.0 and water management
2.1 Solid waste management
2.2 Special waste management
2.3 Hazardous waste management
2.4 Energy use
2.5 Circular economy
2.6 Industrial ecology
3.1 Compliance with Sustainable Development Objectives
3.2 Sustainable cities
3.3 Sustainable production and consumption
3.4 Education and sustainable lifestyles
3.5 Governance and certifications of environmental and/or sustainable management
3.6 Vulnerability and resilience
3.7 Sustainable supply chains
3.8 Sustainable industrial parks

Air quality
4.1 Air quality studies in cities
4.2 Health effects of air pollution
4.3 Inventories of atmospheric pollutants
4.4 Sources
4.5 Modeling
Climate change
5.1 Greenhouse gas inventories
5.2 Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies
5.3 Vulnerability, resilience
5.4 Climate change, impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity
5.5 Economic Impacts
5.6 Low carbon development
5.7 Green growth
6. Life Cycle Analysis
6.1 Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
6.2 Social Life Cycle Analysis
6.3 Economic Life Cycle Analysis
6.4 Organizational Life Cycle Analysis
6.5 Life cycle databases
6.6 Methodological development
6.7 Ecodesign
6.8 Ecolabelling
6.9 Eco-efficiency and innovation
6.10 Water Footprint
6.11 Carbon footprint
7.1 Case studies of energy generation from renewable sources (hydro, ocean, wind, geothermal, solar, biogas)
7.2 Applicability and profitability
7.3 Perspectives of renewable energies in Mexico

1. General information
1.1. Proposals for technical papers will be accepted for presentation in oral form and in Pecha Kucha mode.
1.2. Papers must be original and must contribute to the development of the theme of the Congress.
1.3. Reports, translations, or works that are manifested in commercial promotion of any brand, product, professional services or company will not be accepted.
1.4. The exhibitor must be compulsorily registered at the Congress and may exhibit a maximum of two works in which he or she participates, in any form of registration, with the exception of the "student" mode, in which only one paper may be presented.
1.5. No organizing institution will pay any expense of the author.
1.6. Proceedings of the Congress will be provided to the participants in digital format and will contain all approved abstracts, whose authors have completed the registration process. For this reason, it is essential that, when submitting their extended abstracts, they ensure that they comply with the editorial guidelines requested. The subsequent submission of the full version paper will not be requested. The author will present it directly in the framework of the Congress.
1.7. No work may be presented by a person who is not one of the participating authors.
1.8. The presentation of the paper should be planned for 15 minutes of oral presentation, followed by 5 minutes for questions.
1.9. The official language of the congress is Spanish, however, the union of the AMICA Congress with the GIN Conference positions this event in an international setting and therefore the use of English is highly recommended both in the submission of technical papers and in oral presentations. This has the additional benefit of encouraging feedback from English-speaking attendees.
1.10. Technical papers that are considered innovative and relevant will be selected for publication on one of the routes traditionally followed by both GIN and AMICA:
1.10.1. Special issue of the Journal  “Resources, Conservation and Rcycling” (Impact Factor: 5.120). Papers of high academic level addressing topics related to Industry 4.0, Circular Economy and Sustainable Supply Chains will be invited to become part of this special issue, click here for further details.
1.10.2. Chapter in a book edited by Springer of the series "Greening of Industry Network Studies" which to date has 6 books already published https://www.springer.com/series/10444?detailsPage=titles
1.10.3. Digital publication of AMICA's ISSN reports.
1.11. General information on the congress will be available on the webpage: www.congresoamica2019.com

2. Pecha Kucha Presentations
The fundamental idea of Pecha Kucha consists of simple 20x20 presentations: 20 slides, 20 seconds each, for a total presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The presentation must advance automatically as the author gives his presentation.

It is a format created by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham and the first Pecha Kucha session took place in Tokyo in February 2003.

The purpose of this format is to ensure effective presentations that avoiding wandering and instead arrive directly to the point to be explained, maintaining a high level of interest and attention through very concise presentations. The word Pecha Kucha derives from a Japanese term that means “chatter”.

More information at https://www.pechakucha.org/faq

3. Instructions for sending in technical work
In order to register the work, the following documents must be entered into the work reception platform no later than March 15, 2019:
a) Extended summary and
b) Registration format.
The steps to enter the extended abstract registration platform can be found here.

Information or questions about the process of sending abstracts write to: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

4. Guidelines for the extended abstract
• Document must have a maximum of 2000 words; between four and six pages including figures, tables and bibliographical references.
• The file has a maximum size of 1 MB.
• Do not number the pages
• Times New Roman font size 11, except the title, which must be size 14 with 1.15 spacing.
• Names, institution of origin, country and email of the authors.
• Three to five keywords.
• Abstract, must be in English, and be a maximum of 250 words.
• The text, which may be in Spanish, English, or Portuguese, must contain the following sections:
1. Introduction that justifies the relevance of the work
2. Aims and Objectives
3. Methodology
4. Results and discussion
5. Conclusions
6. References

To download the specific guidelines, consult here.

Abstracts not constructed following the aforementioned guidelines in terms of edition, content and structure, or that present work yet to be developed, will be at a disadvantage at the moment of making and have a high probability of being rejected.

5. Evaluation of abstracts
5.1. The selection of oral papers and Pecha Kucha sessions, based on the extended abstracts, will be made by the Scientific Committee of the Congress.
5.2. Two (2) grades will be assigned to each paper by different examiners, resulting in a final average. The final selection of the papers that will be presented at the Congress in oral or Pecha Kucha form, will depend on the classifications made by the Scientific Committee.
5.3. The number of papers selected for oral presentation at the Congress is conditioned by time constraints and the number of sessions foreseen in the scientific technical program.
5.4. The Organizing Committee of the Congress will define which papers will be presented orally, as well as the integration of each paper in the technical sessions of the Congress. It will also define the works that will be presented as Pecha Kucha.
5.5. The main author will receive by e-mail the notification of the acceptance or rejection of his or her work(s) by May 15, 2019.
5.6. The oral presentation of the works will be by projector or screen. In the case of Pecha-Kucha sessions will consist of presentations 20x20: 20 slides, 20 seconds each, for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds of presentation. Other audiovisual equipment may be available (subject to availability verification) if requested from the Congress Organizing Committee at the time of submitting the abstract in full.
5.7. Selected authors must register and pay no later than 15 June 2019 in order to be included in the Program. In the event that the author has received corrections and comments from the reviewers, the deadline for submitting the corrected paper is June 15, 2019. This final version is the one that will be included in the Congress proceedings in digital format.
5.8. Authors who do not register by the dates indicated in the previous point will not be included in the programming of the event.
5.9. Accepted authors, who confirm their participation in the event, but who do not send the complete document of their paper on the date indicated, may present the paper at the congress, but it will not be included in the proceedings of the event.


15 March 2019: Deadline for receipt of technical papers

15 May 2019: Approval of abstracts and request for submission of corrected articles

June 15, 2019: Deadline for submitting corrected work

August 1: Registration deadline with preferential rate